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Silvio Lancelotti, former ESPN commentator and Italian football pioneer, dies in Brazil

Silvio Lancelotti, former ESPN commentator and Italian football pioneer, dies in Brazil

Silvio Lancelotti passed away on Tuesdaythe former ESPN commentator and pioneer of Italian football in Brazil.

Silvio was one Top Brazilian journalists. He was part of the team that founded Veja magazine, still in the 1960s, when the country suffered from censorship in the press. It was still part of the country’s major newspapers.

But he became known nationally on television.

Anyone over the age of forty remembers Sundays for sure. before pasta my momIt’s Italian football on Open TV. And the Brazil heard through the voice of Silvio Lancelotti the best stories from Calcio. From Naples, Maradona and Careca to Milan, the Dutch.

In the heat of the games, he was still roasting the audience – and his writing companions – with the best recipes of Italian cuisine.

On ESPN channels, he arrived in 2003, and was invited to comment on baseball at the Pan American Games. Naturally, he soon became the biggest expert in Italian football. He charmed us with his analyzes and stories about Calcio for a decade, until he left the company in 2012, when he took a columnist position on the Portal R7.

But Silvio He was more than just a brilliant journalist. Graduated first in architecture.

He was also an accomplished writer.. He has made many cookbooks, his great hobby. But among his great works is the book “Honra ou Vendetta”, which talks about the arms of the Italian mafia in the Brazilian territory.

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Silvio leaves us at the age of 78. But our memories of him will last forever – and we’ll be forever grateful that he made us fall in love with Calcio..